LAWRENCEVILLE – Two motor vehicle crashes in Brunswick County resulted in two deaths.
The Virginia State Police is investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at approximately 8:04 p.m. the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a single vehicle accident on Route 58, east of Route 638, in Brunswick County. Preliminary investigations revealed that the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Geo, Larry Jones, 71, of Glendale Mill Road, Freeman, was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Route 58 when the driver lost control, ran off the roadway, striking several trees and overturned, killing Jones. He was wearing his safety belt and it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a contributing factor.
The Virginia State Police is investigating a single fatal accident as a result of vehicle pursuit. Early on Monday, July 20, at approximately 5:21 a.m., the Virginia State Police Communications Center received a call from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office requesting a trooper and the Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team to investigate a single vehicle fatality crash that resulted from a traffic pursuit, initiated by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. The driver has been identified as 29 year old Brian Alexander Thompson II of the 1100 block of Piazza Place, Hampton. Notification has been made to family members. The passenger, 35 year old Marcus L. Jones of Hamlett, North Carolina, remains at VCU.
Preliminary investigations revealed that a 2019 Porsche Cayenne was traveling at a high rate of speed in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85, when the driver lost control of the vehicle at the 37 mm in Brunswick County. The male driver ran off the roadway, ejecting the unrestrained driver. The vehicle overturned into the tree line, killing the driver, and seriously injuring the passenger. The male passenger was wearing his safety belt and had to be airlifted to Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital with life threatening injuries.
The investigation remains on-going.